Enrollment Procedures

Lottery Selection: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m.

Applications received after the lottery is held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 will be accepted
in the order received and will be placed on our waiting list behind students
who were entered during the Lottery process.


How to Register for the 2023-24 Enrollment Lottery

Applications for the 2023-24 Enrollment Lottery will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. on December 5, 2022, until 9:00 a.m. on March 27, 2023. Lottery selections will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

The lottery selection process is open to the public. However, lottery results will be emailed to each family immediately after the lottery is run. Viewing the lottery will not increase your child’s chance for admission.

Results will be emailed to each applicant within 24 hours of the completion of the lottery.

1. Click here to be taken directly to Lotterease to place your student in the lottery.

      a. Lotterease is a self-serve website that manages the Enrollment Lottery and the Waiting List that is created post-lottery. Registered Lotterease users can log into their account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to check their child’s status.


a.   If you already have a Lotterease account from any school, you DO NOT need to create a new account. Just log into your account, click on your student’s name on the left-hand side of the screen, select “Enter into Lottery,” then select SUBMIT.

b.   Then skip to #3(c)(i) below in the NEW LOTTEREASE REGISTRATION section.


a. To register an account for the first time in Lotterease, go to the Parents tab of www.lotterease.com, click the Login button, then select REGISTRATION.

b.  Create a Lotterease Parent/Guardian Account by entering your parent/guardian contact information on this screen – DO NOT ENTER YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION HERE. The information you enter on this screen is the only information we have to contact the parent/guardian if your student is selected; please double-check for accuracy and keep it up to date throughout the entire school year.

c.   Select ADD CHILD, then enter the appropriate lottery information for the 2023-24 school year:

i.   School Name: Classical Preparatory School (please note multiple schools use the Lotterease system), then select SUBMIT
ii.   Lottery name: Select the appropriate grade and school year. Then select SUBMIT.
iii.  VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you select the wrong grade or preference level and do not correct it, your student will be entered into the lottery for the grade level you selected incorrectly. If you are subsequently offered a spot in an incorrect lottery, your spot will be forfeited, and you must then enter your child on the waitlist for the correct grade that your student should have been placed in. Classical Preparatory School is not responsible for parent/guardian errors in the application process. Please double-check your applications for accuracy. Proof of residency and/or preference documentation will be required for enrollment of all students.

d.  Please read the APPLICATION PREFERENCE GROUP page carefully and select the group that defines your child. If your child is not defined by one of the Florida State Statutes 1002.33 or 1002.31 preference groups, please select NONE. If you select a preference group other than NONE, it will be validated by our staff prior to the lottery for accuracy. Proof of preference group documentation will be required. If you have multiple children on your account, Lotterease will automatically define them as “applicant siblings.” This creates a connection between the siblings registered on the parent account.

 e.   If you have multiple children, please continue to add them using the ADD SIBLING button located on the left-hand side of the screen. Please note only siblings should be linked on Lotterease accounts. Do not add any other relatives (grandchildren, cousins, friends, etc.) to your Lotterease account; only parents/guardians can represent their child in the lottery process (See FAQ’s below for any questions).

f.   You will be sent an automated email directly from the  Lotterease system with a confirmation of what you have applied for. If you do not receive an automated confirmation email within a few minutes of adding your student to a lottery, please check your SPAM folder and see step #6 below.

4.  Once you have created a Lotterease Parent Account you will be able to:

a.   Monitor your child’s application or waitlist status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
b.   Edit your account (update email addresses and/or phone number, etc.) – It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to keep this information up to date; this is the only way we have to contact you if your child is offered a spot.
c.  Remove your child from the lottery if you change your mind.
d.  Accept or decline a seat if your child is selected.

5.  Please remember to update your email address in Lotterease if it changes at any during the 2023-24 applicant process. We do not contact parents by phone or via U.S. Mail.

6.  Please enter Classical_Preparatory_School@lotterease.com to your Contacts to ensure that all e-mails from Lotterease are not marked as spam.


FROM APRIL 4, 2023 – JULY 14, 2023
An accepted applicant will have three calendar days, starting from the date the offer was made, to respond to the offer letter via the internet, either confirming their plans for attendance at the school or declining the offer.

An accepted applicant will have two calendar days, starting from the date the offer was made, to respond to the offer letter via the internet.  If the applicant fails to respond to the letter in either the affirmative or the negative, the offered seat will be rescinded and offered to an applicant on the waiting list. Should the applicant decide to accept the offered seat, they will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours of their response. The email will contain instructions for completing the enrollment and registration process.


1. How does the Lottery work?

When the Lottery is run on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 9:00 AM, Lotterease will randomly sort all applicant names in each grade level lottery. No criteria are used to select students at Classical Preparatory beyond the enrollment preference groups allowed by Florida State Statutes 1002.31 and 1002.33 notated above (all preferences are validated via proof of documentation by the Lottery Coordinator).
Example: If there are 400 applicants for Kindergarten and there are only 72 available slots, Lotterease will randomly sort all 400 student names, and the first 72 will be offered a seat. The remaining 328 students will make up the waiting list in the order in which they were randomly sorted.

2. How can I verify/check on my applications/results for the lottery or position on the waitlist?

You can check your child’s status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by logging into your Lotterease parent account. Login to your Lotterease account by the link on the Enrollment tab of www.classicalprepenrollment.org or go directly to www.lotterease.com. Once logged on, click on your child’s name on the left-hand side of the screen, then select “View Lottery Applications,” and Submit. The next window will give you a snapshot of your current applications for that student.

3. I applied last year for the lottery. Do I need to apply again?

Yes, you must apply every school year for the specific grade that your student will be in. The school year is notated in the title of each lottery; every lottery/waiting list only is applicable to the specific school year you applied for.
Example, if you applied for the 5th Grade 2022-23 School Year Lottery, you would need to log into your Lotterease account and apply for the 6th Grade 2023-24 School Year Lottery for your child.

4. I applied on the first day the enrollment lottery applications were available. Does that make a difference in the lottery?

No, it makes no difference when you apply during the application period. The day of the lottery, Lotterease randomly sorts all applicants from 9:00 AM on December 5, 2022, through March 27, 2023, at 9:00 AM in each grade. The list of applicants pre-lottery are listed in timestamp order, but that list is sorted randomly by the system when the lottery is run. All Charter Schools in Florida are required by Florida State Statute 1002.33 to hold a random lottery when the applicants exceed the capacity of the school/grade.

5. I have three children that I am applying for in the lottery, what happens if one is offered a spot and the others are not?

Once you accept a seat for one child, all other siblings become preferred enrolled applicants as defined in FL SS 1002.33 above. This does not create an opening for the additional children, but it moves them to the preferred section at the top of the waiting list (the exact position is dependent on any other preferences already on the waiting list in the specific grade). Due to class-size ratios and overall building capacity, we cannot create space for the sibling.
Example: I have three children; one is in Kindergarten, one is in 4th grade, and one is in 6th grade. If a Kindergarten spot is offered and accepted, the 4th and 6th-grade siblings are now considered preferred enrolled students until a spot is available in 4th grade and 6th grade. They will be moved up on the waitlist accordingly based on the specifics of the individual grade lotteries (see note above). As soon as an opening occurs in the other grades, an offer will be made in the order of the waiting list until the offer is accepted.

6.  May I add a cousin, grandchild, or friend as a sibling under my Parent/Guardian Lotterease account?

No, all children attached to the Parent/Guardian account in Lotterease must be the child of the Parent/Guardian who created the account. All children attached to the Parent/Guardian Lotterease account must be siblings. If you have relatives or friends who are interested in Classical Preparatory, their Parent/Guardian must be the one representing their child in the lottery process. If a non-sibling is offered and accepts a spot due to sibling misrepresentation in the Lotterease account, it will be discovered during the school registration paperwork processes when the parents/guardians do not match. The spot offered to the non-sibling will be forfeited and offered to the next student on the waiting list. There are no exceptions to this policy. Charter schools are governed by FL State Statute 1002.33 with regards to enrollment and any misrepresentation of children, siblings, or any preferred enrollment group is a direct violation of this statute.

7. How many openings are there in each grade? How is the number of openings determined?

For Twos through 12th-grade openings, the number of available seats is determined by current Twos through 11th-grade families who have completed an Intent to Return to Classical Preparatory Form for the 2023-24 school year. This commitment occurs in March, and normally all parents notify us that their student will return in the upcoming year.  Due to our low attrition rate of students, there are very few spots the day of the lottery for Pre-K3 – 12th grades.

8. What happens if all current students commit to remain at Classical Preparatory for the following school year and there are no openings at the time of the lottery?

The lottery will still be held; however, the applicant names that are randomly sorted in each grade will create the waiting list. PLEASE NOTE: The summer months can be extremely active with all grade’s waiting lists, so please do not be discouraged if there are only a few/no openings at the time of the lottery. You can monitor your student’s progression on the waiting list via the Lotterease website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

9. What happens if there are not enough openings for enrollment preferred applicants defined by State Statutes 1002.31 and 1002.33?

The applicant’s (enrollment preferred and all others) are randomly ordered in the lottery, with the enrollment preferred students randomly sorted at the top of the list. If there are not enough openings in specific grades, the waiting list will be made up of applicants (preferred and all others) in the order of their random selection.

10. Can I attend the lottery?

Classical Preparatory uses Lotterease, a web-based system, and the running of the lottery is completed within minutes per grade. Your viewing attendance at the lottery has no impact on the results.  If you do wish to attend, please contact our front office for details.  The lottery will be run starting from the twos program up to 12th grade on a laptop or desktop.  Once the lottery for all grades are run, the Registrar can assist you in seeing the results on an available computer or they can assist you on your own personal device. Please note you can see the exact same results from the comfort of your own home.

11. How will I be notified where my student ends up in the Lottery process?

a.   You can log into your Lotterease account anytime after 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, for your individual student results.

b.  The other option is to wait for your official e-mail notification, which should be delivered to your inbox within a few hours of the lottery being run. This is an automated email generated from the Lotterease system and can take several hours due to the fact that we normally have hundreds of applicants across the school.

12. How will I confirm or decline the enrollment spot if one is offered to me?

a. When you receive your official notice from Lotterease, please open the email and follow the instructions to confirm or decline the official offer. We strongly recommend that you enter Classical_Preparatory_School@lotterease.com into your contacts to prevent the e-mail from being recognized as spam. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to check your junk/spam folders for notifications from Lotterease, and your Lotterease parent account for the current status of your student on a regular basis.

b.    You can log into your Lotterease account and view the status of any offers and confirm or decline the official offer.

13. What is the time frame to confirm or decline a spot when it is offered to me?

These time frames include weekends and holidays:
a. April 4, 2023 (the lottery will be run at 9:00 AM) through July 14, 2023, the time frame is 3 calendar days starting from the date the offer was made.

b. After  July 14, 2023, the time frame is 2 calendar days.

14. How am I notified if there is an opening?

Lotterease will automatically generate an email to notify you of an offer of an open position at the school. Parents have a set window outlined in the email in which to confirm or decline attendance. Classical Preparatory does not call to notify families or send notices through U.S. Mail.

15. My child was selected in the lottery run on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. What is the next step?

a. After the lottery has been run, you will have 3 calendar days in which to “confirm” (accept) or “decline. These 3 days include weekends and holidays.

b. If you do nothing by the deadline, the offer is rescinded and your child’s name will be added to the end of the waitlist.

c. If you accept the offer, you will receive a welcome email from the school through Lotterease with information regarding registration paperwork, deadlines, and any documentation needed to officially enroll at Classical Prep.

d. If you decline the offer, the next student on the waiting list will immediately be offered the spot via the Lotterease system.

16. What if I decline and then change my mind?

Unfortunately, once you decline the offer, the next student on the waiting list is immediately offered the spot via the Lotterease system. This is an automated process with no human intervention and only takes seconds to be completed. You can re-apply again for Classical Preparatory, but your child’s name will be added to the bottom of the waiting list.

17. What if I want to confirm attendance but don’t do it within the time frame defined in the offer email?

You forfeit your slot if you do not respond within the time frame outlined in your email. There are no exceptions to the deadline. Once the defined timeframe has passed, the slot is automatically offered to the next student on the waitlist via the Lotterease automated process. Your student will then be added to the end of the current waitlist.

18. I registered for the Classical Preparatory Lottery via Lotterease, but I’ve changed my mind and do not want my student to be entered in the lottery. What should I do?

Please log into your Lotterease account and make any updates (canceling account, removing student from lottery, etc.) before 9:00 a.m. on March 27, 2023.

19. My e-mail address has changed and I need to revise it so that I receive email notices from you. What do I do?

You can update your email address and phone number by logging into your Lotterease account and making the change(s).

20. May I enter my child more than once in the Enrollment Lottery?

No. If it is discovered that a parent/guardian has entered a child’s name multiple times using different email addresses, reversed the child’s first and last names, or any other misrepresentation in an attempt to get multiple spots in the lottery, the application will be considered null and void, and the child will be removed from the lottery. There are quality checks in place prior to the lottery that will discover multiple entries.

21. Additional questions?

If you have additional questions regarding the lottery, waitlist, or enrollment procedures, please contact enrollment@classicalprep.org for more information.